I was kind of M.I.A for a few days! Sorry about that! I was on a mini vacation.
I've been to D.C two other times prior as school trips. The first was with my 8th grade history class, I was taking a junior level history class so it was our reward. We went to Arlington National Cemetery and the National Mall (Monuments). Then I went in my junior year of High School as part of a specialized Law Academy program, we were studying constitutional law. My teacher got us tickets to the inauguration so I saw President Obama get sworn in, well I saw it on a jumbo screen. Then we went to the National Mall. I've loved D.C both times that I have been. It is really amazing to see your nation's history celebrated in one place.
Awkward confession: I get teary eyed when I watch history channel American Revolution "movies". My Dad was in the army so he has instilled a high level of patriotism.
My Dad was in the army and I had always found it crazy that he hasn't seen all of the memorials in D.C. So out of the blue my parents were like "hey, would you want to go to D.C with us?" and I jumped on the chance to go again! I'm really close with my parents so it was boats loads of fun!
Day 1: Friday
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We drove to D.C on Friday morning. It was about a 3 1/2 hour drive with a few stops. I finished reading Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
I like to call these two pictures before and after the Trolley Tour!
|Me attempting to selfie with Lincoln|
|Thomas Jefferson Memorial|
|He really doesn't know the art of the selfie|
|Iwo Jima Memorial|
|Epic Washington Monument Selfie with my Pops!|
|Short person problems!|
|In love with this pic with my Mom!|
My Dad booked a tour through Old Town Trolley Tours at 8pm. It was really great to see some of the monuments lit up at night as well as having a hysterical tour guide.
His best joke: (As we passed the building that was recently bought by Donald Trump to be a new hotel)
I know where you will be staying next time in D.C. Somewhere else.
Day 2: Saturday
|This Square saw the White House!|
|I'm on a boat well a carboat|
|Changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier|
|Had an awesome view of the Washington Monument from the carboat|
After that we have lunch in Union Station and then we took a cab to Arlington National Cemetery to see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This was my Dad's favorite part of our trip since it was something he had wanted to see since his time in the military.
Day 3: Sunday
At the Air and Space we saw an IMAX movie about D-Day which was awesome.
We then walked to the Vietnam War Memorial and the Korean War Memorial, in which it started to downpour to the point that when we got back to our hotel I had to change my outfit as well as empty my bag and let my sneakers dry out for a day.
We then at dinner at the hotel and we may have freaked out watching the Game of Thrones Season Finale in our room because we are super fans.
Day 4: Monday
We got all of our stuff together and left that morning after a cup of coffee. (We have priorities). We ate breakfast in Maryland, I think. I started reading Hex Hall in the car ride home and I couldn't put it down until I finished it that night at home!
Have you ever been to D.C? What was your favorite part? Also, any recommendations for other places to go in D.C?